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Brexit aside, British troops test ability to reinforce Europe


HOEK VAN HOLLAND, Netherlands British troops disembarked in the Netherlands on Wednesday en route to Norway to test NATO's ability to move personnel and armor quickly across Europe, an exercise officers said showed London's commitment to European security after Brexit.

Norway police file 'procedural' accusations over 1993 shooting of Satanic Verses publisher

OSLO Norwegian police have filed accusations against several suspects in the 1993 shooting of author Salman Rushdie's Norwegian publisher, the National Criminal Investigation Service said on Tuesday.

World, Oct 09 2018

Norwegian court extends detention of Russian suspected of spying: lawyer

OSLO A court in Norway extended the detention of a Russian citizen suspected of spying at the Norwegian parliament for another two weeks on Thursday, despite Moscow's protests, his lawyer said.

World, Russia, Oct 04 2018

Italian pro-refugee mayor under house arrest on illegal migration charges

ROME A town mayor in the south of Italy, known for his innovative approach to welcoming asylum seekers, was put under house arrest on Tuesday for allegedly favoring illegal migration, angering supporters but pleasing the anti-immigration interior minister.

World, Italy, Oct 02 2018

UK parliament would back Norway-style Brexit with customs union: senior lawmaker

BIRMINGHAM, England The British parliament would back a Norway-style Brexit deal with a customs union, pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Nicky Morgan, a former government minister who heads parliament's Treasury Select Committee, said on Monday.

World, Oct 01 2018

Norway centrists eye moving left in threat to government

OSLO A small centrist party holding the balance of power in Norway's parliament should consider aligning itself with the Labour-led opposition, the party's leader said on Friday, in a switch that could topple the center-right government.

World, Sep 28 2018

Lockheed agrees to cut price for new F-35 fighter jets: Pentagon

WASHINGTON The Pentagon and announced on Friday an $11.5 billion contract for 141 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin Corp , the biggest batch yet, lowering the price for the most common version of the stealthy jet by 5.4 percent to $89.2 million.

Polish ombudsman wins Norwegian human rights award

OSLO A Norwegian human rights foundation gave its annual prize on Thursday to Polish lawyer Adam Bodnar and the civil society group he heads for their work defending minority rights and judicial independence in Poland.

World, Sep 27 2018

Norwegian court upholds decision to detain Russian suspected of spying

OSLO A Russian detained in Norway on suspicion of illegal intelligence activities at the Norwegian parliament can be held for two weeks, a Norwegian court ruled on Wednesday.

World, Russia, Sep 26 2018

Moscow protests Russian's arrest in Oslo, Norwegians seal off room in parliament

OSLO/MOSCOW Russia's foreign ministry summoned Norway's ambassador on Monday to protest against the arrest of a Russian citizen in Oslo on suspicion of spying while Norwegian authorities sealed off what was described as a "compromised room" in parliament.

World, Russia, Sep 24 2018